Pro-life Santorum voted for govt subsidies to Planned Parenthood

The taxpayer-subsidized abortion mill, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, received $487.4 million in tax dollars over a 12-month period and performed 329,455 abortions.

While he was in the U.S. Senate representing Pennsylvania, Rick Santorum, a pro-life Roman Catholic, had voted to fund indirectly (through title X family planning) Planned Parenthood clinics.

Santorum also voted in favor of HR 796, the Abortion Clinic Access Bill; his was a “key vote”. HR 796 sought to amend the federal criminal code to prohibit actions directed at clinics which perform abortion procedures, or at those persons attempting to access these clinics.

He also enthusiastically campaigned for pro-abortion Arlen Specter against the more conservative Pat Toomey.

Rick and Karen Santorum

Here’s some more of Santorum’s troubling voting record:

  1. Strips the right of detainees to habeas corpus (the traditional right of detainees to challenge their detention);
  2. Gives the US President the power to detain indefinitely anyone—US or foreign nationals, from within the US, and from abroad—it deems to have provided material support to anti-US hostilities, and even use secret and coerced evidence (i.e. through use of torture) to try detainees who will be held in secret US military prisons;
  3. Gives US officials immunity from prosecution for torturing detainees that were captured before the end of 2005 by US military and CIA.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail yesterday had a bizarre story on Karen Garver, before she married Rick Santorum, having a years-long cohabitating love affair with an abortion-doctor Thomas E. Allen. Allen not only was 40 years older than Karen, he had delivered her as a baby. Yuck!

Like her husband Rick, Karen Santorum is now pro-life and Catholic. The Santorums have 7 children.

~Eowyn

8 responses to “Pro-life Santorum voted for govt subsidies to Planned Parenthood

  1. I’m afraid we’ll have to hold our nose when we vote this year GF….sigh.

  2. Yep, just another jackass in an elephant suit.

    Sad that out of the entire repube party, we can’t produce even a half-assed conservative, as it looks like Newt (a 1/4th-assed conservative when it’s convenient), is on the verge of being Cained by his second ex.

    No real surprise there, as the left, along with the entire repube establishment, are all aglow for Mittens RINOmney, who appears to love government almost as much as Obama.

    Little wonder the Dear Ruler is still polling so high.

    As I see today’s Amerika, if Little Caesar Obummus was to declare himself the spawn of Satan, his poll numbers would probably go up.

    What happened to my America?

    -Dave

  3. Today is a very sad day for me, I was (am?) a Rick Perry supporter. I truly felt he was the best choice for America. Unfortunately, most GOP voters judged him on a few bad debate performances (during which he was recovering from back surgery) and never gave him a second look. I am so sorry that he is taking his football and returning to Texas.
    It makes me mad that all the better candidates drop out before I get to vote. Why in God’s name is Iowa, New Hampshire, N. Carolina and Florida allowed to select our nominee???
    Now I have to chose, which is the lesser evil, Newt or Mitt. No I WILL NEVER vote for Ron Paul and feel much the same about Santorum.

    Maybe we will be blessed with a brokered convention…

  4. You have a fundamental error in your post, which I hope you will correct. Santorum did NOT vote for HR 796. He voted to recommit — that’s a vote to kill a bill by sending it back to committee.

    There was no recorded vote on passage, the democratic house did a voice vote passage.

    The information is right at your link, which was to the motion to recommit vote. It simply doesn’t explain that on the voting page, you have to go back to the bill page to see that the roll call vote was for that motion to recommit.

  5. Stephen E. Broden

    This is the worst case of a smear job I have ever witness. Please give me a break! Let’s be honest.

  6. If this all they have on him…then I am happy!

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